Christine Brozynski ’13 is always running—and not just to and from her Law School classes. The New Jersey native, and former member of the Princeton University track team, is currently preparing for the New York City Marathon. “I really like competing,” she says of her training. “I always push myself because I have goals and certain times I want to hit.”
Some may question Brozynski’s decision to add marathon training to an already hectic third-year schedule. But she says that making time for running actually helps her to organize everything else that fills her busy agenda, including writing for the Columbia Law Revue—the Law School’s student-run musical comedy group—and working as a teaching assistant for Lecturer-in-Law Steven Rabinowitz’s Negotiation Workshop.
Brozynski’s ability to manage her time effectively will come in handy this fall when she joins the New York City office of Chadbourne & Parke as an associate in the firm’s corporate law practice. Brozynski has focused on corporate law since entering the Law School in 2010, and she devoted the past three years to exploring all facets of the field. As a summer associate at Chadbourne & Parke in 2012, Brozynski handled a variety of projects involving contract law, project finance, and bankruptcy. As a legal intern for the New York City Campaign Finance Board, she gained additional experience in analyzing financial regulations. Brozynski drafted regulatory documents, including candidate penalty notices and public funds repayment calculations, and even participated in researching and rewriting the board’s rules.
“There was so much variety,” she says of her internship. “The New York City Campaign Finance Board deals with issues on a much smaller scale than what takes place regarding national elections, so you can see all the parts working. That was my first exposure to how politics and campaign finance reform play out in the real world.”
Brozynski is now focused on marathon training and serving as the J.D. class’ elected speaker at graduation. In addition, she is eager to begin a full-time career in corporate law, a field in which her ability to multitask and anticipate consequences will be highly valued.
“There’s a lot of thinking ahead about how [your work] is going to affect what happens later,” she says. “You’re building a system, and you really have to think it through.”